Protecting the integrity of gaming in New Hampshire.
Raising Funds Through Charitable Gaming
The Investigation & Compliance Division of the New Hampshire Lottery provides fundraising opportunities to local non-profit organizations to help strengthen New Hampshire communities. During fiscal year 2023, licensed organizations throughout the state raised over $37 million that directly supported their lawful purposes.
The Investigation & Compliance Division governs and regulates daily fantasy sports, charitable gaming, historic horse racing and simulcast horse and dog racing. The division is responsible for protecting the integrity of these games through its licensing and enforcement efforts. These efforts include determining an applicant’s eligibility and suitability for licensure or approval; ensuring that gaming revenue and assets are safeguarded, and that games are conducted in accordance with the applicable gaming laws and regulations; while verifying that all funds due to players, charitable organizations, and the State are received.
1933 – State Racing Commission was established to regulate horse racing.
1971 – Greyhound Racing Commission was established to regulate greyhound racing.
1982 – State Racing and Greyhound Racing Commissions were combined to form the Pari-Mutuel Commission to regulate both classes of racing.
1991 – Licensees conducting live racing were authorized to simulcast and sell pari-mutuel pools on thoroughbred and harness horse and greyhound races held at other racetracks.
2000 – Tele-betting / Account wagering was introduced.
2005 – Administration and enforcement of Bingo games and Lucky 7 ticket sales by charitable organizations was transferred to the Pari-Mutuel Commission from the NH Lottery Commission and Department of Safety respectively. (Bingo formerly regulated as “Beano” - Legal in NH since 1949)
2006 – Administration and enforcement of Games of Chance was transferred to the Pari-Mutuel Commission from the Attorney General’s Office and local Chiefs of Police. (Games of Chance – Legal in NH since 1977)
2008 – The agency’s name was changed from the Pari-Mutuel Commission to the NH Racing & Charitable Gaming Commission, primarily to reflect the agency’s oversight of charitable gaming.
2010 – The legislature banned live greyhound racing in NH.
2015 – NH Racing & Charitable Gaming Commission merged with the NH Lottery Commission under the name Licensing & Enforcement Unit.
2021 – Given the official name of the Investigation & Compliance Division.
Rockingham Park racetrack in Salem, NH.
Governor John King purchases the very first lottery ticket at Rockingham Park racetrack on March 12, 1964.
John Conforti, Chief Compliance Officer
Valerie King, Division Director
Michael Theriault, Administrator of Gaming Operations
Leila McDonough, Auditing Administrator
Bobbie Mayo, Licensing Administrator